Gov. Scott: Now That Zika Bill Has Been Signed, Florida Needs Funding Immediately

On September 29, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

ORLANDO, Fla. – Today, following President Obama signing the bill to provide federal funding for the Zika virus, Governor Rick Scott called on the federal government to work quickly to provide necessary funding to Florida. The Governor also again called on the Obama administration and the CDC to fulfill his many outstanding requests for Zika preparedness and prevention resources. […]

GOV. RICK SCOTT: WE WILL FIGHT FOR JOBS; PROPOSING $85M FOR JOBS

On September 29, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

ORLANDO, Fla. – Today, during the Enterprise Florida (EFI) Board Meeting, Governor Rick Scott announced that he will propose $85 million in his 2017-2018 recommended budget for economic incentives to bring more jobs to Florida. Governor Scott also announced that he will be proposing legislation during the upcoming legislative session to restructure EFI so the organization […]

GOV. SCOTT: CONGRESS MUST PASS FUNDING AND STOP IGNORING THE HEALTH OF PREGNANT WOMEN

On September 28, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

Gov. Scott Also Calls on CDC for More Action STARKE, Fla. – Today, following news of a potential agreement in Congress for Zika funding, Governor Rick Scott once again called on the federal government to stop playing politics with the health and safety of Americans and quickly pass funding to address this national issue. Governor Scott […]

Gov. Scott: The Profound Legacy of Shimon Peres Will Live On

On September 28, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott released the following statement on the passing of Shimon Peres, former president and prime minister of Israel. Governor Rick Scott said, “Florida has maintained a strong relationship with Israel for many generations, and over the years we have joined together in support of the peace and security Israel’s […]

GOV. SCOTT: I AM DIRECTING IMMEDIATE CHANGE TO PUBLIC NOTIFICATION LAWS FOLLOWING POLLUTION INCIDENTS

On September 26, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, following the sewage spill in Pinellas County and the sinkhole at Mosaic’s New Wales facility, Governor Scott is directing Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Secretary Jon Steverson to issue an emergency rule that establishes new requirements for public notification of pollution incidents to take effect immediately. This emergency rule will ensure […]

Gov. Scott Announces Velocity Resource Group Relocating Global Headquarters From Illinois to Florida

On September 23, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

Relocation from Chicago Area to Downtown Tampa Will Create 50 New Jobs TAMPA, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that Velocity Resource Group, a global talent acquisition services provider, will relocate its corporate headquarters from Illinois to Tampa. The relocation will create 50 new jobs and invest $375,000 in the local community. New positions […]

Gov. Scott Attends Ribbon Cutting of JetSmarter Office in Fort Lauderdale

On September 23, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott attended the ribbon cutting ceremony for JetSmarter’s new office in Ft. Lauderdale and highlighted their recent job creation. Governor Scott announced their expansion during a trade mission to the Farnborough International Air Show in London earlier this summer. Over the last 18 months, JetSmarter has added over […]

Gov. Scott Authorizes $25 Million in State Funds for Zika Virus Vaccine Research and Development

On September 22, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

  MIAMI, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that following the inaction of the federal government to allocate funding to fight Zika, $25 million in state funds will be authorized to support research to develop a vaccine against the Zika virus and enhance Zika testing methods. To date, Governor Scott has used his emergency […]

Gov. Scott Announces Fay Servicing to Open Southeast Regional Headquarters in Hillsborough County

On September 22, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

Expansion Will Create 100 New Jobs in Tampa  TAMPA, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that Fay Servicing has chosen Florida as the best location for its new Southeastern regional headquarters. The expansion will create 100 new jobs and invest more than $1 million in the local community. Fay Servicing currently employs nearly 20 […]

Governor Scott Announces the Appointment of Jeffrey Bragg as the Secretary of the Department of Elder Affairs

On September 21, 2016, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced the appointment of Jeffrey Bragg as the Secretary of the Department of Elder Affairs. Sam Verghese announced that he will be leaving the Agency on September 23rd to pursue opportunities in the private sector. Jeffrey Bragg will begin September 23rd. Governor Scott said, “Today, I am happy […]